Allowing wildness - reimagining learning environment through Creative Rewilding Workshops

Wiola Piascik

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The concept of wildness is ambiguous. Not having a written script, living in the forest, borderless, prerational are attributes associated with wildness, which used to be or are still currently used in the academic world. Wildness calls to the limits of the language itself. It is a term, which is escaping definitions. The definition I constructed for the purpose of this research, brings words like uncontrolled, unfettered and unconstrained. People, who wrote about wildness and tried to practice it to some extend, like Rousseau, Thoreau and Zerzan have been widely criticized. Going back to nature seems to be problematic, since nobody knows what the authentic nature is. I have tried to practice wildness throughout my workshops, which are called Creative Rewilding. Wilding and body decorations are examples of the exercises, which help participants to allow wildness. The essential parts of the workshop´s learning environment are a place, where the workshop happens, the classical four elements and people themselves. The inner learning environment, which is our body with the enteric nervous system is worth studying.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd International Conference on Design Pedagogy & Contextual Aesthetics
Subtitle of host publicationThanima 2. A quest for authenticity. Reimagining Aesthetic Unfolding from conditioning to awakening
EditorsJinan K.B., Naseer M. A. , P.P. Anil Kumar, Chithra K, Namratha Radhakrishnan, Lakshmi Manohar, Deepa P
Place of PublicationCalicut, Kerala, India
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jan 2017
MoE publication typeD3 Professional conference proceedings
EventInternational Conference on Design Pedagogy & Contextual Aesthetics: Thanima 2 a quest for authenticity. Reimagining Aesthetics Unfolding from conditioning to awakening - National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India
Duration: 19 Jan 201721 Jan 2017
Conference number: 2


ConferenceInternational Conference on Design Pedagogy & Contextual Aesthetics
Abbreviated titleICDPCA 2017
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  • wildness
  • art
  • Creative Rewilding
  • learning environment
  • allowing


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